Musician and horror aficionado Joseph Poole embarked on his career in music in 1992 with Maniac Spider Trash.
He left the group in 1996 and formed Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 with fellow "Spider Trashers" Abby Normal and Sicko Zero. The band managed to release five full-length albums and six EPs over the span of five years before calling it quits in 2003 as a result of Poole's rising success with his Murderdolls side project. In 2004, Poole began recording under the moniker Wednesday 13, releasing the EP 6 Years, 6 Feet Under the Influence. It was followed in 2005 by the full-length Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying, and the Dead. In May 2006, Wednesday 13 put out a six-CD/DVD box set called Little Box of Horrors, followed by Fang Bang later that September. The significantly heavier and darker Skeletons dropped in 2008, followed by the equally brooding Calling All Corpses in 2011. The Dixie Dead, the project's fifth studio long-player, arrived in 2013, followed by Monsters of the Universe: Come Out and Plague (2015) and Condolences (2017), the latter of which was the group's first outing for Nuclear Blast. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi